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Capacity Building Training Programme on Water Allocation and Water Productivity Models using WaPOR started in Rwanda and Sri Lanka


A series of capacity development activities on water resources assessments and efficient use of water resources using WaPOR – the FAO portal to monitor water productivity – has started in Sri Lanka and Rwanda. The series is carried out in partnership with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), whose senior technical experts will conduct the trainings. 

The training is aimed at building the capacity of the water sector agencies on monitoring Water Productivity using GIS and remote sensing from national to irrigation scheme level. It will enable participants to use the data in FAO’s WaPOR portal on agricultural water use and productivity which has been generated under the KnoWat project. 

The first training of the series took place in Sri Lanka from 2 to 5 September, with 30 engineers from the Department of Irrigation, the Mahaweli Authority, the Department of Agrarian Development and the Water Resources Board. 

In Rwanda, the first of three trainings will take place from 7 to 9 September. The training will be conducted in Musanze engaging 20 participants, mainly irrigation engineers from the Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) and water resource management officers from Rwanda Water Board (RWB).  

The training programme will continue until the end of the year.

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